Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gorgeous Valentine mask

Here is a gorgeous valentine mask from shop in etsy. this shop is full of a variety of masks. What a fun shop. Makes me want to attend a masquerade ball!

Yummy looking art

I love this chocolate hearts art. Go to for this and more beautiful art.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another cute Valentine find.

Check out this adorable mini valentine bag from EclectiCollection's shop on etsy.

Valentine's Day tiles

This shop had several different items that I liked. Check out for a great selection of decorated tiles.

Pretty roses

Here are some pretty roses that will last forever. These are great for Valentine's day, birthdays or weddings. Check out

Cool Valentine's Day items

Here are a few neat items from weINSPIRED's shop on esty. I couldn't decide which item I liked better so I decided to post both of them. Check out this shop on etsy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New additions

I just added new items to my shop. Several of the pics on the right are items from my shop. What do you think? I am hoping to add a butterfly album to my shop as soon as I finish with it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New shops I found

This is a gorgeous medival style silver, ruby and sapphire necklace. Check out vanini's shop in etsy for more beautiful jewelry pieces. Valentine's day is close. Send a link to this shop to your man and let him know what you want for Valentine's day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More goodies I have found

If you love vintage check out Javals shop on etsy. I love this necklace. Great prices in this shop.

Cute toddle dress from Prairiewinddesign's shop. Don't you love all the different patterns used in this dress. Get this dress for a toddler for Valentine's Day!

Cake! Everybody likes cake! Check out this adorable drawstring bag from vegancraftastic's shop!

Beautiful porcelain tea cup in Jeff Guerrero is wheel thrown and decorated with a Japanese design. Check out all the original mugs, bowls and vases in this shop!

Monday, January 25, 2010

More ocean themed items

Here is a pretty lighthouse lanyard. Know someone who is a fan of lighthouses? This is a great gift for them! Check out runzwithvampirez in etsy.

This is a beautiful ocean tile set. This would be great in any room in your house. I love the details! Check out tilesandglass1 shop on etsy.

Beautiful seahouse pendant for you. Check out KickinKreations shop

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shop I just found out about

Ok, so I seem to be doing a double theme this week but that is ok. Just go with it!

Here is a super cute bunny I found Mamimadelts shop on etsy. This would make a cute gift for Valentine's day or birthday. Cute for a child or adult. It has that cozy homemade feel that makes me think of grandma's house. I just love it!

CityofKaris has a beautiful butterfly pendant in her shop.
The blue butterfly is very striking. I am also intrigued by the
12 month mystery jewelry subscription. I new surprise every month.
Who doesn't love that?

Sheleycalypso has a great Valentine's necklace for you.
I like the different colors and sizes of beads used.
This would go with lots of red or pink outfits. Perfect for
Valentine's Day!

Please check out these etsy shops for more fun items.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cute ocean soaps

Here are some cute guest soaps for your bathroom. These adorable soaps are vanilla scented. Check out for more information.


Here are some turtle charms that I have in my shop. This is an experiment to see if I can reduce the picture size enough.

Ocean theme

I am doing an ocean theme this week. What ocean items do you have?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Latest book

I just finished Summer at Willow Lake. Not sure why I chose to read a summer book in the middle of winter but oh well. This was a fast read about Olivia who runs into Conner 9 years after spending summer camp with him. Cute story. I am planning on bookcrossing the book.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My purple treasury.

What do you think of all the purple items I have gathered so far? Keep checking back, I will be adding more this week.

Technical difficulties

Ok, so I seem to be having technical difficulties getting the pictures on the blog posting area to come up a normal size. They all come up gigantic. Any tips on how to fix this?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Purple hippack

Have too much to carry? Check out tenthstreetsaks shop on etsy.


The theme this week is purple. Purple is a fun color and the perfect thing to chase away the winter blahs. Here is one pretty purple scarf from edithandelizabeth on

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Seed catalogs

I got 1 seed catalog in the mail a few days ago. Now I have started planning for our spring gardens. The hardest part of gardening is waiting for spring to get here. I am planning a big garden this year. Tomatoes, peas, corn, lettuce, cucumbers, potatoes, flowers, and rose bushes. I can't wait!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My fave

So far my fave cat item is the painting of the black cat. It looks just like my cat Isabel. What is your fave item posted?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Gutenberg Elegies

I am currently reading the Gutenberg Elegies. It has started me thinking about the changes in education and how I will teach reading in the future. Will we still use traditional books or just computers to teach reading? What will be lost in the transition.

Monday, January 4, 2010


This is coffee fragrance oil from Orionbotanical's shop on etsy. Sounds yummy!

New book machine

This machine sounds very cool!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

It is 2010. I am going to blog about some of the books that I read this year. If I blogged about every book I read I would not have enough time. lol The book I am currently reading is The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. I love the irony of blogging about this book. Anyway I am only on chapter 2 so I cannot write too much about it. So far the author, Sven Birkerts, discusses how his students view books over movies or websites. He is concerned that his students have become conditioned to fast paced and thin plots and are not able to decipher the meaning in great works of literature. His students tell him that they do not "get" the works and are not interested in trying to understand literature. Has the next generation become hard wired to only appreciate fast paced media? Will we lose the meaning in our current literature within a few generations?